Obama bringing Plouffe back is a good sign he may once again be able to connect with the Progressive "NetRoots" that got him elected in the first place. But I'm not holding my breath.
The Progressive Caucus in Congress is consistently sidelined by De. leadership. Apparently we need more than a caucus.
Some Progs are calling for the entire Progressive Caucus to up and defect from the Democratic party. Works for me!
And lookie here - Teddy Roosevelt's Progressive Party is alive and kicking (at least in Washington State and Vermont).